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just getting started, can't even install it


homefree scott

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ok..

i started to redesign the website for the place i am working for because it is ugly.. anyways.. we signed up for a verisign account to be able to process credit cards when we are signing people up for memberships and various locations...

 

i however now have basically been assigned to add an online store to the website.. i have never worked with a form, or database, or coldfusion, asp, php, or anything like that before a week ago and now am getting hopelessly lost and somewhat overwhelmed...

 

anyways.. i uploaded oscommerce to our website and am trying to "install" it...

 

but i don't even know what to put in for our database server.. there is a database on there that someone designed in coldfusion... but it needs to be completely seperate from our online store..

 

my understanding is that oscommerce needs mySQL.. or is it just supposed to work?

 

anyways.. can someone try to help me at least get os commerce installed? right now.

 

i am getting stuck at the "database server" do i just need to put ftp info in there so a sample database can be uploaded?

 

thanks

 

scott

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Hi Scott,

 

but i don't even know what to put in for our database server.. there is a database on there that someone designed in coldfusion... but it needs to be completely seperate from our online store..

 

my understanding is that oscommerce needs mySQL.. or is it just supposed to work?

 

Yes, osC needs MySQL - is that provided by your host? If so, you'll need to log in to your control panel and create a database and username to use before you can go any further. As you've found, the installation process needs these details.

 

http://wiki.oscommerce.com/docsInstallNew

 

explains how to install osC for the first time. Learn to love the wiki, the wiki docs are your friend ;)

 

Cheers,

Ellie (finally getting to put something back for all the help she's received here)

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ok, our host does have mysql... i had no idea that there were administrative control panels and all that..

anyways.. we went into the control panel.. i didn't see anything to create a new mysql database, but i did see that we have miva cart already for free.. for now we are going to set up miva cart, and i will learn oscommerce on the side, unless someone can convince me to forget the miva cart for one reason or another.

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